Category: Gigs

Gig: Stark – The Navy Club, Maryport – 1st January

Posted on: Saturday, Dec 13, 2014

Stark at the 100 Club, Oxford Street: guitarist Jamie Francis (left), drummer Evan Carson (centre) and bassist Josh Franklin (right). Courtesy Since they formed in Brighton in 2011, blues/roots/rock trio Stark have built a strong following and gained a reputation for their superlative musicianship. The band’s latest CD, ‘Stories From The Ground’, has seen […]

Following her outstanding performance co-headlining with Robert Cray at London’s BluesFest at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2014, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Beth Hart will embark on a 7-date UK tour in May 2015. Sultry blues, jazzy influences, rocking tunes and touching ballads – Beth Hart does it all. Alt-Tickets will host a 48-hour ticket […]

Wednesday 10 December – Paul Garner Band. £6 The Paul Garner Band are a trio from London playing modern blues with an original twist – featuring Hammond organ, drums and some of the finest blues guitar playing you will hear anywhere: “An epic triumph” Blues In Britain “Incredible maturity, with a unique and refreshing approach” […]

This band hails from Liverpool and George Wickstead, front man and founder, has taken this band from its conception in the late 70’s to present and in that time has toured all over the UK and mid Europe. There is no doubt that he has become over the years a beacon for live entertainment and still […]

Don’t miss out on seeing Chantel with her band at The Platform on Monday, 15th December! The venue is located at the Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 4DB Advance tickets are £12 and £14 on the door. To book, please call 01472 349 222 or go online at To see, hear and find out more […]

Gigs: Connie Lush & Blues Shouter – December shows

Posted on: Saturday, Dec 6, 2014

December shows in the area for Connie Lush & Blues Shouter: Saturday, 6th: Route 66, Glan Yr Afon, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 0HA Thursday, 11th:  Alexanders Chester – Thursday, 18th: The Cavern Club Liverpool –  Connie’s Christmas Cracker with some very special friends –

Year after year, The Great British Rock & Blues Festival delivers. Mixing legendary names with proven crowd pleasers and the occasional wild card, this year at Butlins resort Skegness is no exception. The last 12 months has seen MARTIN BARRE quietly establish his band as the true guardians of JETHRO TULL’s legacy, throwing regular, fresh […]

The Dave Kelly Band (DKB) was formed in 1982 when The Blues Band had decided to split up for a while. There have been various line-ups over the 30+ years, three albums under the DKB name plus Dave’s many solo albums which have also featured band members. So thirty years later, after putting the band […]

Just in from Garry White of Bluefunk: A recent scientific study (mine) has revealed that attending high quality live music shows can increase life expectancy by 0.03%, + 0.05%. Incontravertible evidence emerged that it can improve the quality of life to the power of 3.2. The evidence can be found at any Bluefunk event throughout the […]

More top class roots and blues at The Live Rooms in Chester this coming Saturday, with the long-running r&b and swing maestros King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys:

After their rapturous reception at Carlisle Blues Festival this month Sean Webster and the Dead Lines will be back in Cumbria in December. They are appearing at The Navy Club in Maryport on Sunday, 14th December to celebrate the club’s Christmas party. Support by local band Homegrown and it all kicks off at 3 pm […]

PETER PRICE + SPECIAL GUESTS at WARRINGTON’S PYRAMID & PARR HALL – FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER Warrington born and bred,  Peter Price is a guitarist/singer with brilliant international reputation following a musical career which has so far taken him to festivals and concert venues throughout the UK, Europe and North America. Having recently given concerts in […]

A rare North West gig for John Fairhurst next week in Manchester. John Fairhurst truly epitomises the modern day wandering blues man. Stories of hunger, listlessness, roaming and reckless abandon are just a prelude to John’s story, something that can only be fully understood in the presence of the man. His magnetic raconteur style and […]

Marcus Bonfanti appears at The Compass, City Road, Chester, tomorrow . . . Sunday, 23rd November.

Gigs: The Paul Garner Band – North West dates

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

The very excellent Paul Garner Band have a few dates coming up, including two in our area: Wednesday,  10th December – Alexander’s, Chester Thursday, 11th December – The Marrs Bar, Worcester Friday,  12th December – Matt & Phred’s, Manchester

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Now preparing to mark its fourth year, this friendly festival, in the beautiful setting of Bowness-on-Windermere, can lay claim to a regular place on any blues fan’s calendar. Last year’s event was hailed a ‘a flagship for the very best of British blues’ by Blues in the North West. Read Rosy Greer’s review here: The […]

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